For Brisk Recorder Quartet at its 20th anniversary. First performance in Paris, September 23 2006, at the Institut Neérlandais.
Brisk celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2006.
Six Dutch composers wrote a one-minute present. This is mine. It is a caccia of sorts, a polyphonic excercise in wayward flying by four little putti who very fleetingly touch upon the well known question: how many angels can dance on a pin’s head , or rather, on the tip of a recorder player’s tongue?
It seemed appropriate for a jubilant 4-tet to flutter during 44 bars in a tempo of quarternote 176.
Mind you, I am no scholastic whatsoever, as I hope will become quit clear if you listen to the recording below.
The little piece is featured on the cd Vintage Brisk – Contemporary music for recorder quartet, released by Globe Records.
The Flanders Recorder Quartet has recorded it on their cd Encore.
You might like to have a look at my other music for recorders .